Living from the Absolute State
There is a state within you that is completely free from all circumstance. It is the part of you which cannot be touched by anything of this world. It is empty and utterly free. This is your abode of inner peace, and at one point in evolution, you come to know this place. To return is to undergo the great reclaiming of your true home, the return to the Source, the realization of the Absolute State. From this point, your being is fully absorbed in reality, and contained by the Source. Your predominant experience is total peace, stories oscillate around you, but cannot affect you. Nothing is more real than this complete inner space, the original container.
Considering your most disturbing circumstance, life problem to surpass, and yet you are in a state of perfection, complete equanimity. Your perception and understanding is empty and perfect. There is nothing you need to gain or lose from the situation, nothing you need to alter, nothing you need to do, say, no adjustment of self or other, inner or outer. From inside the container of the Source is the experience of total peace; life dancing around you is happening in complete and utter perfection.
It cannot be imagined, life from the Absolute, the primordial void, the source of all manifestation, the original emptiness, the zero point of gravity. You are rooted on the other side of existence and held completely in that truth. You are living in the place from which all phenomenal reality arises out of and depends upon to exist. You are like a screen, totally empty, and whatever realities are cast upon you, whatever adversity, however severe is completely inconsequential to you. You are like a mirror that can contain any image but remains free from all images.
When you are ‘of’ this dimension, you cannot get off the screen, and everything that happens is consequential. You always feel threatened and thereby always need to cultivate courage to go beyond fear. When you go beyond the manifest reality, you know nothing can harm, hurt or lessen you. You have no resistance, no need to protect, you welcome any projection, knowing nothing can fundamentally touch you. You do not have to behold courage because there is nothing to fear. It is living so utterly beyond all appearances, all transient phenomena of this world, that you can allow anything to occur.
It is through your awakening to the Absolute that you transcend that game altogether, because no matter how much courage you muster to face life, you are still locked in the dream world. No amount of courage is ever enough because you are always vulnerable and affected at the core, because your core has not been relocated to a true witnessing dimension. The Absolute is the entry into the realm of absence, the empty source from which all things arise. If you don’t reach the source, you cannot go beyond appearances, you stay locked in the dimension of presence, the manifest physical world and cannot get out.
Shifting to the Absolute as a deeper inner abidance and new home is rare but entirely possible. The Absolute is the reality in contrast to the relative world. When you are in the Absolute, then everything relative is absorbed into this container; all waves pass back into emptiness. You still have a sense of me, but it is of the soul not the ego; you still have emotion, for you are still human. You abide inside emptiness but know all inner phenomena, all emotion, thought, perception, and sensation is just transient and passing. You are touched by the phenomena of life, but you are not ultimately touched by anything, because all phenomena is basically empty. You live in the empty stillness beneath the flow of existence. You are the undercurrent to the choppy waves above that are subject to all changes in weather.
There are degrees of integration in the Absolute. If you are not deep, then you experience peace and calm, and you experience the Absolute from the side of creation. If you are deep, then you get the bliss of transcendence, the liberation of your being, sense of being untouchable, and you experience the Absolute from the Source itself.
The Absolute cannot be used to escape life, for the intelligence of life would not allow it. It is your base, your foundation, and yet life is still occurring; you have not disembodied, you are still in body, on earth, in life. As such, you must still engage in the world but not of the world like before. You are back in the marketplace of life, sourced in the emptiness yet peeking into this reality as an existentially free being, participant and witness to it all.